The three-day mega conclave Rashtriya Sewa Sangam hosted by the Rashtriya Sewa Bharati for the third time in the country and for the first time in Rajasthan, commenced in Jaipur on 7 April 2023, amidst a massive presence of 2700 social reformers from across the country. The volunteers making the even a grand initiative to foster social transformation represented organizations like Kalyan Ashram, VHP, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Saksham, etc. The key objective of the convention is to embrace the ideological pursuit of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to encourage unity and bring in a positive change in every section of the society.
The inaugural session of the Sewa Sangam was graced by the presence of Param Pujniy Sarsanghchalak, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat, RSS Chief, Chairman, Piramal Group, Mumbai Shri Ajay Piramal Ji. During the event, Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore, BJP State President CP Joshi, MP Ramcharan Bohra, Sukhbir Singh Jaunpuria, Diya Kumari, Ghanshyam Tiwari, former State President Satish Poonia, Arun Chaturvedi were also present.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat noted that national service along with national security should be the utmost priority of every Indian. “The Missionary practice always tried to circumcise the efforts of Indian culture, but there has been several examples were the Indian Saints proved them wrong. There should be no competition in service; service for society is sufficient whatever the intent might be,” added Dr Bhagwat.
Stating that the major difference between the human being and animals is compassion and mercy, Dr Bhagwat stated, “Animals do possess sympathy but we hardly expect the nature of compassion from them. As human beings we must thrive for a solution that can relive the pain. We all must identify the human race as one and every human being should work tirelessly for the upliftment of the weaker sections. Compassion has been the most important sect that one should practice in Hindu religion. Every human being should inculcate compassion and mercy among themselves. We as whole make this society, thus it is very important that we must work together to make our motherland a better place to live.”
“There has been several unprivileged tribal sections who were deprived of the basic right to practice their culture during the colonial era; but it’s a matter to regret that even after independence they failed to get any recognition in our society due to lack of government documents, by the grace of god the Sangh came to know about these section and since then we have been working hard to establish a cultural right and rehabilitate them,” Dr Bhagwat further noted.
Chairman, Piramal Group, Mumbai Shri Ajay Piramal Ji lauded the efforts of the Rashtriya Sewa Sangh for working tirelessly for the upliftment of the lesser fortunate and under privileged section of the society. “We must learn the attitude of service from Lord Hanuman, who precisely is the best servant for humanity and mankind. The RSB along with the Sangh family has worked very hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mechanism in providing the ventilators, plasma and other useful materials were very efficient.The RSS has always provided the first line of service in every crisis moment in the country, weather it was Indo-china war or any natural calamity,” he mentioned.
The national level Sewa Sangam is organized every five years by Rashtriya Sewa Bharati. The first Sewa Sangam was organized in the year 2010 in Bangalore and was a grand success with the attendance of 980 delegates. In the year 2015, the second Sewa Sangam was organized in New Delhi with the motto Samras Bharat, Samarth Bharat. As many as 3500 delegates participated in it and now the third Mahasangam is being held in Jaipur on 7, 8 and 9 April.
Basant Jindal associated with Sewa Sangam said that Rashtriya Sewa Bharati has provided employment to more than 25 thousand people last year. Along with this, the organization is continuously working in areas like efficiency, health, skill development and women empowerment. Rashtrya Sewa Bharati is an organization that encourages and supports voluntary organizations serving the deprived, needy, neglected and suffering brothers and sisters.